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    Default Find related items based on multiple criteria > index+match multiple criteria or somthing else?

    Hi all,

    This is a challenge, at least for me. What I'm trying to achieve is the following: I've a big list of items with several specs. I want to project the matching items (with the same specs) in columns after the item to match.

    Simplified example of the data:

    Item Spec 1 Spec 2 Spec 3 Spec 4
    car 10 20 ABC DEF
    bal 10 30 ABC GHI
    bike 10 20 ABC DEF
    house 20 30 JKL MNO
    table 10 30 ABC GHI
    motor 10 20 ABC DEF







    Result wished for:

    Item Related 1 Related 2 Related 3 Related 4
    car bike motor
    bal table
    bike car motor
    house
    table bal
    motor car bike







    Is this possible at all? I tried and combined several index matches found on the forum, but non of them worked for this scenario. I really hope someone has a working solution, as I have thousands of rows and a couple thousand combinations I guess.

    Many thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Find related items based on multiple criteria > index+match multiple criteria or somthing else?

    You could ensure your specifications in a given column had the same character length then concatenate all columns with dashes into a single column. Index match with the combined column would show matches.
    Another method would be using a filter to show only rows where the all of the filtered columns matched the inputs.
    Last edited by pbornemeier; Nov 5th, 2019 at 04:11 PM.
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